Henry Ford Trade School (Ford Apprentice School) at the Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1938

Summary

Boys who attended the Henry Ford Trade School (1916-1952) learned by doing. The school, the brainchild of Henry Ford, trained teen-aged boys in a variety of skilled, industrial trade work -- machining, metallurgy, drafting, and engine design among others. The boys created useful components for local factories in hands-on lab and shop classes. In addition to the manual training received, academic classes were required.

Boys who attended the Henry Ford Trade School (1916-1952) learned by doing. The school, the brainchild of Henry Ford, trained teen-aged boys in a variety of skilled, industrial trade work -- machining, metallurgy, drafting, and engine design among others. The boys created useful components for local factories in hands-on lab and shop classes. In addition to the manual training received, academic classes were required.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

10 March 1938

Subject Date

10 March 1938

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.833.69954

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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